Court Arbitration for Sport (CAS) hearings involving 39 of the 43 Russian athletes so far disqualified from the Winter Olympics in Sochi 2014 and banned from all future Games are due to begin tomorrow in Geneva.
Russia is set to be represented by almost as many athletes at Pyeongchang 2018 as they were at Sochi 2014 even after 20 per cent of competitors they put forward for consideration were excluded by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), it was revealed here today.
Russia set to be stripped of Women's Under-19 European Handball Championships medal after three doping failures
Russia is set to be stripped of its silver medal won at the Women's Under-19 European Handball Championships in Slovenia after three of their players failed drugs tests for meldonium.
Representatives from 19 National Anti-Doping Organisations have urged the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to establish "clear" and "transparent" criteria for the participation of Russian athletes at Pyeongchang 2018.
Russian athletes facing Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) hearings next week will be heard in two separate groups between Monday (January 22) and either Friday or Saturday (January 26 to 27), it has been announced today.
Concerns have been raised by one of Russia's leading athletes after 36 competitors suddenly withdrew from the Siberian Indoor Championships in Irkutsk when drug testers paid a surprise visit.
Football governing body FIFA is supposedly considering hiring an "independent investigator" to look into claims of doping involving footballers in Russia.
Kazakh weightlifter Ilya Ilyin can continue his career from June after his positive drugs tests at the Beijing 2008 and London 2012 Olympics were considered as one violation by the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF), the governing body today announced.
Five riders have been provisionally suspended by the International Equestrian Federation (FEI) after their respective horses tested positive for banned substances.
Maxim Belugin, the one Russian athlete disqualified from Sochi 2014 for doping who has not yet filed an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Lausanne, is reported to have failed a retested drug test from his home Games for steroids supposedly present in the "Duchess cocktail".
China's former Olympic marathon runner Wang Jiali has been handed an eight-year suspension after being implicated in the second doping scandal of her career.
Nick Butler: Eurlings and IBSF-gates show how sport's political landscape has changed and needs to do so more
North Korea aside, the two most interesting sporting political stories of 2018 so far have highlighted how the landscape has changed but that many problems still remain.
China has been rocked by a second speed skating doping controversy in a month after Shi Xiaoxuan was removed from their squad for next month's Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang due to a failed drugs test for clenbuterol.
Russian skiers Nikita Kryukov, Alexander Bessmertnykh and Natalia Matveyeva have reportedly become the latest from the country to appeal their suspensions from the Olympic Games to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).
Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed anti-doping laws aimed at establishing a laboratory at the Moscow Lomonosov State University and allow for the dismissal of coaches who commit offences.